July 18, 2012

Spicy Tequila Lime Chicken

This recipe has just the right amount of heat along with a great citrus and tequila punch.  You can serve the chicken alone or use it in tacos or fajitas. Enjoy!

zest of 1 lime
juice of 2 limes (~1/4 cup)
1/4 cup tequila
2 TBS triple sec (you can use orange juice if you don't have triple sec on hand)
1 tsp ancho chile powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne
3 chicken breast halves (~1.25 lbs)
Salt and pepper 

Create the marinade by whisking together the lime zest through the cayenne. Season the chicken with a bit of salt and pepper and place it in a shallow dish or Ziploc bag. Pour marinade over chicken; allow to marinate at least 4 hours, but up to 2 days, turning the chicken once or twice during that time.

Remove the chicken from the marinade and reserving the marinade. Cook the chicken in a grill pan set over medium heat, about 8 minutes per side, or until it is cooked through. Place the reserved marinade in a small sauce pan set over medium heat; cook until bubbly and thickened a bit. Serve over the cooked chicken. 

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